Friday, May 15, 2015

A little "Taste of Summer"

Welcome to the Rose Blossom's Taste of Summer Blog Hop. If you came from Cathy's blog you are in the right spot. I hope you find lots of inspiration and enjoy hopping.

Nothing screams summer more than camping!! I decided to combine the adorable little Camper Crazy set with the bold fun prints from the special Taste of Summer paper pack. I came up with a fun little set of cards.

Here is a the first card. I used some Sparkles, Chalk It Up Assortment,  and the Lavender and Turquoise Blue ShinHan Twin Touch Markers.

Here I used some of my favorite new to me embellishment Sequins and Cherry Pink, Tender Pink, and Vivid Green ShinHan Touch Twin Markers.  I also cannot get enough of the Shimmer Trim I used Silver on this card.

Here I decided to go green with some wooden embellishments from the Timberline Assortment and I used the Vivid Green and Pastel Green markers. I also used a little bit of black bakers twine here.

Here is a the last card of the set I used Cherry Pink, Pastel Peach, Turquoise Blue, and Leaf Green markers. Another wood complements from Timberline, Triangle Studs and some fun Yellow Washi Tape (who knew this was so fun to use?).

From here you can go back to Brenda's blog. Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Just Sayin' Spring Green

I am finally seeing green around here! Lots of has been raining, and raining, and raining some more. Even though it is suppose to be April Showers bring May Flowers this May in Illinois we are getting Aprils rain, but it isn't snow so...

Here is a fun little card I made

Do you see all of those triangles? I never thought I would make another project with so many triangles after my early scrapbooking days with Creative Memories. Remember those triangles? Just sayin' these are cute...just look at them. Maybe it is because they are covered with polka dots.

I also used some washi tape on the inside.

Cardstock - Topiary, White Daisy
Ink - Canary, Topiary, Pear, Black
Stamp Sets -  May SOTM - Just Sayin', Artfully Sent 

Other - Topiary Striped Washi Tape, Sparkles
*All supplies are from Close to my Heart unless otherwise noted.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Thank you for sticking around

So I am in the running for least consistent blogger for sure. If you are still sticking around here let me just say thank you! I could give you a laundry list of the hows and the whys that I have been neglecting all you readers but I am sure you don't have time for that. Let me just say I won't be blogging every day but I will try my best to be more consistent and bring you all sorts of cuteness on a regular basis.

Here is a thank you card I recently made.

Here is a side angle

and a peek at the inside. I would show you more but I already wrote in it.

Here is another side angle...different angle.

Oh and the back...I just used a few words for my "Hallmark" that is what my friend calls it when you put a little mark on the back.

Oh...oh oh...I also made a cute matching envelope liner.

Cardstock - Lagoon, Black, Slate White Daisy
Ink - Lagoon, Black
Stamp Sets - Typed Note

Pattern Paper - Chalk it Up
Other - Teal Shimmer Trim, Sparkles, Chalk it Up Assortment
*All supplies are from Close to my Heart unless otherwise noted.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Little Miss

I have always loved these adorable little ladies. They remind me of my girls. If I had my way I would have more than just two or three of them. Note to self: buy more!

I was rummaging around my things trying to use things that I love but that I neglect and that is when I saw this lady. I also had all this left over Tommy paper that I wanted to use up and so this is what I came up with-

What do you think?

Here is the inside...

Personally I love how it all came together. I hope the person that got her in the mail thought she was extra cute.

Cardstock - Outdoor Denim, Honey, White Daisy
Ink - Cranberry, Black

Stamp Sets - Tommy WOTG Stamp Set, Pure Innocence Naptime by My Favorite Things*
Pattern Paper - Tommy WOTG
Other - Prisma Color Pencils, Artbooking Cricut Cartridge
*All supplies are from Close to my Heart unless otherwise noted.

Monday, October 27, 2014

The simple things

Here is a quick card thank you card. I find that you can just never have to many of these. I try to have them on hand along with birthday cards.

This year one of my goals was to send out more cards and I did. I wish I would have sent more but I am a work in progress right?

Sometimes when I make cards I like to do lots of layers, lots of fancy cuts and lots of embellishments and sometimes I do simple.

Simple works -

Simple can be good

To quote on of my favorite songs by Jim Brickman with a great message:

The sun, the moon, the stars, the beating of two hearts
How I love the simple things, the simple things just are

I hope you enjoy the simple things in life and have a very Happy Week with your friends and family!

Cardstock - Autumn Terracotta (1270), Chocolate (X5643), Colonial White (1388)
Ink - Olive (Z2137), Chocolate (Z2111)
Stamp Sets - Thanksgiving Wreath (B1454)
Pattern Paper - Pathfinding (X7186B)
Embellishments - Sparkles Brown & Tan Assortment (Z1753)

*All supplies are from Close to my Heart unless otherwise noted.

You can find these Close to my Heart products at Jessica's CTMH store. Don't forget to check out the rest of the design teams blogs throughout the week. You can find a link in the sidebar.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

A Fish Tale

A while back my mom came over to tell me a whopper fish tale only it was actually true she went fishing and caught a giant fish! The funniest part of the story was her boyfriend only caught a fish about the size of a minnow. Hahaha

Anyway she wanted me to make a scrapbook for her. I was going to use the Timberline Kit because I thought it was perfect for fishing. Well when I saw all of the photos it just wasn't a fit. So I set them aside, and they sat and sat and sat. As you may know I am trying to use up my papers and I came across the WOTG Kit Tommy. WOW can you say perfect fit? Wait until you see this...

Here is the cover it is just a  Koozie that I cut down

I found this album on a garage sale table for $1 and it was full of page protectors. So I scrapbooked the best photos of the 50 my mom gave me and put rest throughout the pages and it just turned out perfect.

I made this mat with the Artbooking cartridge

Apparently they had to get a fishing licence for a  day so here is my mom overlooking the water and that little tab above her head pulls out

See - pretty nifty that opens up

Here is one of my favorite pages love how the embellishments came together

Here is a photo of that giant fish I was talking about hahahah note the arrow pointing it out

The captain even cut and cleaned the fish for them.

The whole sure looks like a fun day.

The best part of using WOTG's is how much you have leftover...

Wait until you see all the cards I  made, I will share them in the next week or so.

Do you like to make mini albums?
Supplies used - Tommy WOTG & Artbooking

Monday, October 20, 2014

Who's the boss?

Not me...that is why I made a card for my for my super awesome boss. I definitely hit the jackpot there. I have had a few not so great ones but most of the time I have been lucky and have had good ones. I am going to go out on a limb and say it is because I am a super duper employee.

Anyway I am the boss of my craft which means I do what I want when I am paper crafting. I can color outside the line and break the "rules" if I want to.

Can you spot what I did on this card?

If you noticed that my boarder stamp is the same wreath I have been using then yes you guess it! I cut my stamp up. Say what?

I was very careful and trimmed between the image and then I made it a boarder.

I will admit I was a little nervous in all my many stamping years I have never cut a stamp before but I really wanted to use this as a boarder so I just did it.

Love it.

I also did something else a little different on this card. I had an emergency with my olive cardstock as in I ran out! Wha wha what? How could this be it is one of my favorite colors anyway and what with it being fall and all...what is a girl to do?

Make my own



I think it turned out pretty good. I also like to do this if I just need a little big of color or a brushed look.

Cardstock - Champaign (x5931), Barn Red (X56372), Colonial White (1388)
Ink - Black (Z2105) Olive (Z2137)
Stamp Sets - Thanksgiving Wreath (B1454), Pennant Alphabet (E1018) retired
Pattern Paper - Pathfinding (X7186B)
Embellishments - Opaques Mocha (Z1333)
*All supplies are from Close to my Heart unless otherwise noted.

You can find these Close to my Heart products at Jessica's CTMH store. Don't forget to check out the rest of the design teams blogs throughout the week. You can find a link in the sidebar.

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